Erin Keever

Senior Producer, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She joined WFAE as an intern in 2006 and has since worked as a researcher, production assistant, food blog editor, on-air announcer, and now senior producer. She's a graduate of UNC Charlotte, but before that attended UNC Greensboro where she proudly worked at her college radio station WUAG. Erin is a native Charlottean and still misses the Spaghetti Warehouse from back when SouthEnd was gritty.

Have an idea for the show? Email her at ekeever@wfae.org or follow her on Twitter: @ErinKeeverWFAE

Thursday, August 6, 2020

It's tough to manage all the demands of parenthood during quarantine – and any other time. Our guest says throw out the rule book and trust your instincts. The author of "Parenting Outside the Lines" joins guest host Erik Spanberg.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Many white people are waking up, rejecting the notion of colorblindness and examining white privilege. It’s uncomfortable, and we talk about it.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials fill us in on their plans for the new school year. There are no perfect answers, but parents, teachers and students are waiting for some. You’ll get them.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

COVID-19 is taking a toll on the nation with those on the front lines feeling the brunt of it. Overwhelmed health care workers put themselves in jeopardy to help others and that may be impacting those workers’ mental health.

Monday July 13 - Thursday July 16

Join Charlotte Talks for a special series examining America’s struggle with racial injustice. Mike Collins hosts a week-long look at this enduring problem as many of us turn to history books to understand our nation's troubled track record on race. The full four-part series is available now on the Charlotte Talks podcast and online. 

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

We learn about the history of racial-terror lynchings in the South with a panel of historians. 

This show is part of a special series examining America’s history of racial injustice. Parts of the show originally aired in 2012 and 2019.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson shares the epic story of America's 'Great Migration,' when African Americans fled the South. 

This show is part of a special series examining America’s history of racial injustice. It originally aired in 2011.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Halfway through a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year, we talk about the challenges facing us with four Charlotte City Council members.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

We meet the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's new chief, Johnny Jennings, on his second day on the job to talk about his vision and the challenges police face as residents demand social justice.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Wilmington massacre of 1898 was long labeled a race riot, but it was actually a bloody coup orchestrated by white supremacists. Journalist David Zucchino shares the story.

This show originally aired Feb. 20, 2020. 

The death of George Floyd and the unrest that exploded across the country has forced a conversation on the table. It's a wake-up call for America to examine the impact of racism and reckon with injustices people of color face daily. Every Black American has a story to tell. Is the country ready to listen? Award-winning columnist Mary C. Curtis sits down with fellow Charlotteans of color to share some of those stories and reflect on this moment.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

How do we rethink America’s cities in the face of new calls for racial justice and a pandemic that encourages working from home and social distancing? Charlotte's city planner Taiwo Jaiyeoba shares his thoughts on how these two forces may shape the city's future.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

After weeks of demonstrations demanding a new approach to policing, we hear from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney and Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden about their departments’ reactions to these demands and their new policy proposals.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Theaters around the nation are dark. Those who work in them are out of jobs. And even as we begin to reopen, venues designed to hold thousands face the challenge posed by social distance requirements. Can the arts survive?

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

We hear from some of the people protesting on Charlotte streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. What they hoped to accomplish and what they feel they did.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Many people are staying at home. Others have had to stop work. Most of us are separated to some degree from family, friends and co-workers. The changes we’re experiencing can cause anxiety and depression. Mental health experts share some tips on managing the stress of all this.

This show originally aired April 23, 2020.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We get a checkup on the economy. How much grimmer might things get before we start bouncing back?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mayor Vi Lyles talks about plans to help small businesses recover and City Manager Marcus Jones shares details of the proposed city budget, which takes into account the economic downturn.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Closed restaurants mean many of us are cooking – some for the first time – and, as this drags on, you may be running out of ideas. We have some inspiration.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Exactly when North Carolina's economy will reopen is uncertain. What is certain is that the reopening will happen slowly. Meanwhile, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. We check in on how they’re doing and how they’re planning for an uncertain future.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Many people are staying at home. Others have had to stop work. Most of us are separated to some degree from family, friends and co-workers. The changes we’re experiencing can cause anxiety and depression. Mental health experts share some tips on managing the stress of all this.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

It’s the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, and we tackle something that came out of the environmental movement by going into everything you want to know about recycling.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 

Join Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins for a special broadcast: "Coronavirus In North Carolina: The Statewide Impact Of COVID-19."

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Quarantainment! There's entertainment available to you on TV during this stay-at-home period. Several critics clue us in on what TV can offer.

This show originally aired March 31, 2020.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

There are challenges to buying and selling homes during the coronavirus outbreak. We check up on Charlotte's already tight housing and rental market.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Quarantainment! There's entertainment available to you on TV during this stay-at-home period. Several critics clue us in on what TV can offer.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Gyms, theaters, hair and nail salons have been ordered to close along with restaurants because of the coronavirus pandemic. We find out how they intend to weather the storm, especially now that Mecklenburg County has issued a "stay at home" order.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Now that cases of COVID-19 have appeared in the Charlotte area, Mike Collins and a panel of experts spent an hour answering listener questions about the spread of coronavirus in our community.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Charlotte's most successful author and most well-known forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs joins Mike to talk about her latest book "A Conspiracy of Bones."

Programming note: This show was originally planned as a live event, which has been canceled.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Is fixing our city’s upward mobility challenge really possible? Harvard University researchers think so and one of them will make that case.

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